Distance Quotes

From a distance it is something; and nearby it is nothing.

Jean de LaFontaine

The big drum only sounds well from a distance.

Iranian Proverb

The distance between heaven and earth is no greater than one thought.

Mongolian Proverb

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

Gilbert Parker

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.

Hans Nouwens

Separation exists only in human mind.

Rinon Hoxha

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

Zora Neale Hurston

Age, like distance lends a double charm.

Oliver Herford

All of us are experts at practicing virtue at a distance.

Theodore Hesburgh

Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance.

Charles de Gaulle

Distance either of time or place is sufficient to reconcile weak minds to wonderful relations.

Samuel Johnson

Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.

Samuel Johnson

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!.

Denis Diderot

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

Mark Twain

Old people see best in the distance.

German Proverb

Respect is greater from a distance.

Latin Proverb

The distance is nothing it is only the first step that costs.

Madame Marie du Deffand

The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech.

Orlando A. Battista

There is no greater distance than that between a man in prayer and God.

Ivan Illich

We do not speak. We have gone down along the side of the river slowly, as if we were climbing towards the stone seat of the wall. The distances have altered. This seat, for instance, we meet it sooner than we thought we should, like some one in the dark; but it is the seat all right. The rose-tree which grew above it has withered away and become a crown of thorns.

Henri Barbusse

High above the lake a bomber flies. From the rowing boats Children look up, women, an old man. From a distance They appear like young starlings, their beaks Wide open for food.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

If you let them make you, They'll make you paper mache. At a distance, you're strong, until the wind comes Then you crumble and blow away.

Brandon Boyd

There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things.

Hal Borland

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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